Huanhuan Zhang

Ph.D., Associate Professor


Catalytic Reaction, Synthetic Methodology

Representative Publications

1.Synthesis of five-membered cyclic nitrones based on the Lewis acid-catalysed [3+2]-annulation reaction of donor–acceptor cyclopropanes with 1,4,2-dioxazoles. Wang, Z-H, Zhang, H-H*, Xu, P-F and Luo, Y-C*. Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 10128-10131.

2. Lewis acid catalyzed diastereoselective [3+4]-annulation of donor-acceptor cyclopropanes with anthranils: synthesis of tetrahydro-1-benzazepine derivatives. Wang, Z.-H.; Zhang, H.-H.; Wang, D.-M.; Xu, P.-F.; Luo, Y.- C.*Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 8521-8524.

3.Lewis Acid and (Hypo)iodite Relay Catalysis Allows a Strategy for the Synthesis of Polysubstituted Azetidines and Tetrahydroquinolines. Han, J.-Q.; Zhang, H.-H., Xu, P.-F.; Luo, Y. –C.* Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 5212-5215.

4. Sc(OTf)3-Catalysed [3+3] Annulation of Cyclopropane 1,1-Diesters with Mercaptoacetaldehyde: A Facile Strategy for the Synthesis of Tetrahydrothiopyranols. Wang, H-P, Zhang*, H-H, Hu, X-Q, Xu, P-F, Luo, Y-C. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 3486.

5.TiCl4 Promoted Formal [3+3] Cycloaddition of Cyclopropane 1, 1-Diesters with Azides: Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Triazinines and Azetidines. Zhang, H.-H.; Luo, Y.-C.*; Wang, H.-P.; Chen, W.; Xu, P.-F. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 4896-4899.

6.Sc(OTf)3-Catalyzed [3+3] Annulation of Cyclopropane 1, 1-Diesters with beta-(Indol-2-yl)-alpha,beta-unsaturated Ketones: Synthesis of Polysubstituted  Tetrahydrocarbazoles. Chen, W; Zhang, H.-H., Luo, Y.-C.* Synlett 2015, 26, 1687-1692.


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2015-Present  College of chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Associate Professor

2008-2015   College of chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, 


2003-2008   Lanzhou University (Advisor: Peng-Fei Xu), Ph.D.

1999-2003   Lanzhou University, B.Sc